Golden Arrow to appeal court judgment

Golden Arrow Bus Services lost its case in the Western Cape High Court in April.

Golden Arrow buses parked at the terminus in the Cape Town CBD. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Golden Arrow Bus Services on Monday said it would appeal a court judgment which ruled in favour of the rollout of additional MiCiTi bus routes.

The bus company lodged an interdict with the Western Cape High Court citing concerns about a breakdown in negotiations with city bosses and its stake in the service.

But the court dismissed the application in April.

It ruled the city had not acted in bad faith or unreasonably.

The municipality's Brett Herron said, "We will obviously have to go back to court now in order to oppose the application for leave to appeal. If they [Golden Arrow] are granted leave to appeal, we'll be opposing that appeal as well."

Earlier in 2013, Golden Arrow lodged an appeal with the Provincial Transport Tribunal against the granting of MyCiTi bus operating licences for Walmer Estate, Salt River, Table View and central business district routes.

However, they lost that appeal.

MyCiti also wants to service Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain by 2014.